s Thoughts from the Physics Chick: Thoughts on graduating (or walking, at least)

Monday, May 14, 2007

Thoughts on graduating (or walking, at least)

1. Convocations are so much shorter when you don't have to deal with pesky undergraduate degrees (even if they do give highly involved special awards to about twenty people, first).

2. There actually are convocation speakers with interesting and useful advice.

3. I really miss playing the organ. My next ward or branch definitely needs to meet in a regular meetinghouse.

4. Nobody knows how to wear a mortarboard properly or how to measure their head accurately. (The two may be related.)

5. I don't get a yellow tassel, but I did get a yellow hood.

6. The Main Library is a beautiful building.

7. The Smith Memorial Building is even more beautiful.

8. I don't really want to be a leader in the field or a crusader for justice; I just want a job.

9. Very few people can say my name correctly if they haven't been coached.

10. Melyngoch has excellent taste in graduation gifts.


At May 14, 2007 6:26 PM, Blogger ambrosia ananas said...

Congratulations! Have you decided what you're going to do next?

At May 14, 2007 10:48 PM, Blogger Katya said...

I am going to try to find a job before August, which is when I officially graduate (and also when my assistantships end).

At May 16, 2007 5:51 PM, Blogger Tolkien Boy said...

What did Meyl get you?

And, I'd love to see you in a yellow hood. It would be rather Rowlingesque of you.

At May 16, 2007 6:24 PM, Blogger Melyngoch said...

All the blue robes with all the yellow hoods -- it was very first of third.

At May 18, 2007 10:54 PM, Blogger Ruth said...

You should move into my ward. I'm the ward organist here, and we're moving. No one else in the ward plays the organ. Not even a little bit.

Do I feel guilty about leaving? Yeah, but it's the right thing for us to do right now.

Oh, and congratulations on graduating!

At May 23, 2007 6:50 PM, Blogger Miss Hass said...

Congratulations, Master Katya! I hope you find a job that allows you to visit Melyngoch with regularity once she returns from the frozen north.

At May 24, 2007 7:57 PM, Blogger Katya said...

tb - She gave me a string of pearls with a matching bracelet.

ruth - I'll look into librarian positions in the area. :)

miss hass - Maybe I could be really sneaky and find a job in the frozen north for the next 18 months. Hmm . . .


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